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RATIONALE: Bortezomib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the enzymes necessary for their growth.
- Determine the efficacy of bortezomib in patients with unresectable or metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.
- Determine the toxicity of this drug in these patients.
- Determine possible predictors of response to this drug, using pretreatment tumor immunohistochemistry, in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is an open-label, nonrandomized, multicenter study.
Patients receive bortezomib IV over 3-5 seconds on days 1, 4, 8, and 11. Courses repeat every 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients are followed every 3 months for 1 year.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 15-33 patients will be accrued for this study within 5-12 months.
Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:54:45-0400
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